Romeo first dances with Juliet at the Capulet Mansion – Photo Credit: Amethyst Dovgal
As soon as that scene finishes and the curtain closes, I walk up to the balcony and log off Juliet, whilst remaining online as Romeo. During the interstitial song (Ella Fitzgerald’s “Too Darn Hot”), Ame then logs off as Mercutio, relogs as Juliet and perches up on her famous balcony, as seen above in Strawberry Singh‘s wonderful photograph. I, as Romeo, then sneak up onto the stage to meet her, we dance and the scene ends.
The next scene has Juliet (still Ame) and I meet in her bedroom, and eventually in her bed as they make love to Jack Black’s “Let’s Get It On”. Ame then logs off Juliet at the end of that scene and begins playing Mercutio again. As soon as that happens, I log on again as Juliet.
Juliet’s next scene is with Paris and it’s set to Lily Allen’s “Never Gonna Happen”. In this scene, I play Juliet, and run away from Paris as he pursues me from the top of the audience bleachers, up and down the ballroom stairs, and finally to centre stage where we dance.
Juliet’s penultimate scene, set to Moby’s “Sleep Alone”, follows. I wrote about how that scene was constructed in another post. What I didn’t mention then however, was that I (as Romeo), actually do all the dancing in the Dressing Room, and invite Juliet to dance on my HUD. I then drive Juliet from place to place on set until she finally lies on the altar after taking the potion and falling asleep.